Josh Brolin Says It Was 'Awesome' Bringing His Kids to the Desert to Film “Dune: Part Two”: 'Nothing But Sand'

The actor is dad to daughter Westlyn Rain, 5, and Chapel Grace, 3, with wife Kathryn

<p>Gareth Cattermole/Getty</p> Josh Brolin at the

Gareth Cattermole/Getty

Josh Brolin at the 'Dune: Part Two' premiere in London

Josh Brolin took his daughters to Arrakis when filming Dune: Part Two — well, almost.

On Tuesday, the actor, 56, appeared on Good Morning America and chatted about his experience filming the second part of the sci-fi movie. Praising that the cast and crew filmed on location for the scenes that were meant to illustrate the desert on the planet Arrakis, Brolin reveals that he brought his two young kids out with him.

"I love the desert! I brought my family out there, I brought my kids out there. My 3-year-old and my 5-year-old, who were 2 and 4 at the time," he says.

"We climbed the dunes every day. It was awesome. When you first end up in the desert, you feel so insignificant because we were 2 and a half hours south of Abu Dhabi. So it was a hundred kilometers of nothing but sand."

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Related: Josh Brolin Shares Rare Photo of Dad James with Daughter Westlyn at Her First Dance Recital

Brolin shares his daughters with wife Kathryn Boyd Brolin, 35.

In May, the star posted a series of adorable photos of his daughter Westlyn Rain's first dance recital on his Instagram Story. In the photos, Westlyn wore a purple, sparkly leotard with fringe and black patent leather shoes.

"So proud of my little girl on her first dance recital 🎉🎉💎💎❤️️," he wrote across one picture.

Brolin also shared a sweet photo of Westlyn and daughter Chapel with both of their grandfathers. Brolin's father, James Brolin, 82, carried Chapel while Kathryn's father, Britt Boyd, held Westlyn. "Grandpa(s) love," Brolin captioned the photo.

Brolin and Kathryn tied the knot in September 2016. The actor also has two adult children — daughter Eden, 30, and son Trevor, 35 — from his first marriage to actress Alice Adair.

The wedding also led Brolin to reflect on the experience of watching his older children build lives while still raising his young ones.

"I am so grateful for this time and this place to be able to have this time on," he wrote. "I have little kids to raise again, entire lives to monitor and be sensitive to."

Brolin also shared how much it meant to him to still be an active parent in Eden's life, and get to spend such an important day right by her side.

"I didn't grow old and go off to Italy. I stayed and walked my daughter over a grassy countryside to a commitment — a groom with tears falling down his cheeks — and I melted with it, into it," he wrote.

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